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Chef Manager I Portland

Portland, Australia

Posted 20/06/2024 Job Number 37030 Work type Permanent - Full Time Posting End Date 18/07/2024

Join Bupa Aged Care and be at the heart of it in Portland.

As Australia's largest regional aged care and dementia provider, we continue to be part of communities driven by vision, passion and hard work  We make life better for thousands. That includes yours. You make a difference to our residents and their families, and we want to make sure you’re absolutely supported to do just that. 

About the Home - Portland

A modern care home in the regional coastal town of Portland, in southern Victoria, 300km's from Melbourne. It is close to the local community with schools, parks, tourist locations and with transport links nearby. It is a 120 bed home with palliative, dementia and respite care units. Our primary goal is placing our focus on the health, lifestyle and well-being of our residents. To learn more about our beautiful care home visit:

Bupa Portland | Palliative Care Victoria (

About the Role 

  • As a Chef Manager you will work with a team of Catering assistants to lead a high functioning kitchen and catering service through the provision of quality, well presented, nutritious meals that meet Resident dining preferences and needs in a home like environment. Ensuring excellence always, whilst adhering to all related quality standards and regulations. 
  • Benefits of Bupa 
  • Free select health insurance products for you and your immediate family up to $5500* 
  • 5-x free telehealth GP appointments through Blua (our digital health platform) for you or your immediate family. 
  • VIVA Happier & Healthier - our employee wellbeing program - live healthier and happier – see more about Why we work at Bupa; We’ve got your back. We support our people to be the best version of themselves, physically and mentally, so they can be the best support for our customers. If our customers deserve outstanding healthcare, then so do you.  
  • Career development; You’ll have a real say in shaping the future direction of the business and your own career because we believe that when you grow, Bupa grows.  
  • Access to leading training and professional development - supported by our quality education team and expert clinicians with a commitment to clinical excellence. 
  • Comprehensive induction and buddy program - we set you up for success from the outset and ease you into your new role with support. 
  • Be recognised and rewarded - Bupa Love Reward & Recognition Program ensures that the gratitude of our residents and their families is passed on to staff who deserve it. 


  • Run an efficient, high-quality dining and catering service for the residents of the care home 
  • Collaborate with the Lifestyle team to ensure all activities and events are appropriately planned and catered for 
  • Ensure any specialist resident dietary requirements are met (e.g. diabetes, weight loss or gain) 
  • Prepare the main dishes for lunch and dinner 
  • Oversee the washing, preparation, and cooking of all foods, including vegetables, soups, sauces, gravies, desserts, sandwiches, salads, bread, and rolls 
  • Ensure that all meals are prepared fresh daily utilising seasonal produce 
  • Manage safe and correct processes in food purchasing, storage, handling, and preparation 
  • Implement infection control principles and practices as per infection control policies 
  • Complete paperwork promptly and correctly as per duty list and Quality & Assurance Processes 
  • Identify training needs and requirements of Catering Staff - this includes changes to processes or resident requirements, introduction to new equipment safety or environmental regulations 

Skills and Experience 

  • Certificate in Commercial Cookery or equivalent is essential 
  • Aged Care / Hotel/Restaurant experience preferred  
  • Ideally you would have previous experience in a similar role 
  • Effective time management, organisational skills and budget management 
  • Previous experience in leading a team is desirable and managing a budget 
  • Understanding of Food Audits 
  • Demonstrated experience working within a multidisciplinary team and ability to effectively liaise with stakeholders 
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a customer service focus  

Bupa cares about creating and sustaining a safe and inclusive workplace where our team members feel they belong regardless of gender identity (including how one chooses to express it), ethnicity, disability (physical, mental and/or sensory), sexual orientation, religion or life stage. We are committed to providing equal opportunities and fostering a workplace and environment that is free of discrimination, bullying and harassment. If you require any adjustments to participate in our recruitment process, please let us know at the time of your application.  

How to Apply 

Click Apply to be taken to our online application process. As part of your application, you will be asked to complete pre-employment checks. 

To learn more about working at Bupa please visit our website:

* Eligibility criteria and conditions apply 


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